AUA Medical School News

Find out the latest about AUA. Read about new articulation agreements, approvals and accreditations, student and faculty success, campus events, and much more! Some popular articles from our news section: AUA Signs MOU with the University of Southampton, AUA Opens Medical Clinical On Campus, AUA Hosts Third Annual Men’s Health Day, Earn a Healthcare MBA Alongside Your MD, American University of Antigua Signs Landmark Clinical Clerkship Agreement with Florida International University, AUA Student Wins First Place at AAFP Conference, Campus Expansion, AUA Student Published by American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and Medical Board of California Recognizes AUA College of Medicine.

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AUA Students and Administrator Receive Excellence Awards

On May 20, American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine students and an administrator earned Excellence Awards. Below are the winners: Brianne Schwartz – Administrative Excellence Award Awarded to a member of the administrative staff who displays exceptional knowledge and content expertise, tireless devotion to AUA and its mission, innovative approaches to solving problems,… Read More…


AUA President Featured on WNYC

If you missed it yesterday, here’s President Neal Simon’s excellent interview on WNYC – confirming what we all know: Caribbean medical schools are great for New York hospitals. Listen here- 


AUA Faculty Members Win Teaching Awards

The first annual Faculty Excellence Awards were announced last night at the Joint Faculty Meeting Dinner at Curtain Bluff. Congratulations to all of the recipients! Dr. Bharati Balachandran – Basic Science Teaching Excellence Award Awarded to a basic science educator who has shown excellence in education by contributing to teaching, curriculum development and administration, development… Read More…


AUA Hosts 2nd On-Campus Blood Drive

In March 2016, American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine sponsored its 2nd Blood Drive, which collected 39 blood donations from AUA students that were later transferred to Mount Saint John’s Medical Center (MSJMC). The event was created by President of the AUA Emergency Response Team (ERT) and a Paramedic Armin Edalatpour to inspire… Read More…

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AUA Announces New York Physician Scholarship

American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine announced a new scholarship program to help combat the critical physician shortage in New York State. The AUA New York Physician scholarship program will provide undergraduate students from New York State with a grant of $20,000.  Students with an overall undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.5… Read More…

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Dr. Dave Swaby: From Iraq to Staten Island

Before Dr. Dave Swaby (Class of 2015) began his Pediatrics Residency at Richmond University Medical Center in New York, he already had experience as a global healthcare provider. As an Army veteran, Dr. Swaby studied and practiced medicine during his service, which had him stationed around the world. Serving Abroad Though Dr. Swaby was always… Read More…


AUA Praised for Diversity by Former Congressman

Among Caribbean medical schools, AUA was highlighted by former Congressman Ed Towns in the New York Amsterdam News for its diversity and creating more opportunities for black doctors. Check out the article here:

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Dr. David Schwartzberg (Class of 2011): The Anatomy of a Surgeon

As a Junior Chief General Surgery Resident at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. David Schwartzberg runs an entire surgical team either at the Manhattan VA Hospital, Bellevue Hospital or NYU Tisch Hospital. Every day, he makes decisions impacting patient’s lives by managing their pre- and post- operative care and with his attendings, performing some of… Read More…


AUA Student to be Recognized by SNMA

Jessica Thomas, an American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine student, will be nationally recognized as a Future Leadership Project (FLP) Fellow at the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) 2016 Annual Medical Education Conference (AMEC). When thinking about joining a healthcare career, Jessica decided to become a physician since she takes particular delight in… Read More…


AUA Forms Advisory Board

American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine has formed an Advisory Board that will advise and consult AUA’s senior administration and board of trustees on fulfilling AUA’s mission to providing a learner-centric education of the highest quality, granting opportunities to underrepresented minorities, fostering a diverse academic community, and ensuring that its graduates develop the skills… Read More…